Mind Plus is marketed as a natural Ayurvedic solution designed to support mental functioning under stress. According to its manufacturer, Maharishi Ayurveda Products International, the formula also supports long term memory, retention, recall and concentration and promotes a calm, self-confident and relaxed mind frame.
Maharishi Ayurveda Products International claims to offer authentic, safe and effective Ayurvedic products for the past 23 years. The company founded in 1985 is located in Iowa, United States. Ayurveda is a form of alternative medicine native to ancient India. Today, the company products are manufactured in latest technology GMP registered facilities and are certified by third party agencies.
Mind Plus is recommended to adult patients who experience troubles concentrating, who have memory issues of who are under large amounts of stress.
1) Mind Plus at a Glance
Mind Plus is 100% herbal blend which features more than 20 plant extracts in a liquid formulation.
Animal studies have shown that active ingredients contained by the extract of Indian Valerian work by depressing motor and autonomic activity and by altering behavioral patterns. Indian Valerian has depressant and sedative effects making the plant extremely popular in Ayurvedic therapy designed to treat or aid with delirium, insomnia, behavioral disorders, anxiety, tremors and inflammation in the joints. However, insufficient human studies to confirm its effectiveness exist. Valerian is considered safe for most people when used short-term. It can however cause side effects (headache, uneasiness, insomnia and excitability).
Shatavari is believed to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, although not sufficient evidence exists to prove any of its medicinal uses. It is used to regulate hormonal secretions, to treat stomach problems, anxiety, bronchitis, diabetes and dementia. A study conducted on rats found that Shatavari improved the memory of the rats studied and protected against amnesia. Concern exists in regarding its effect on pregnant women.
2) What’s Inside Mind Plus?
Mind Plus includes the following ingredients: Canesugar, Dwarf Morning Glory, Gotu Kola, Shatavari, Indian Kudzu, Chebulic Myrobalan, Vetiver, Ginger, Fennel, Chaste Tree, Indian Jalap, Long Pepper, Ashwagandha, Indian Tinospora, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Vidanga, Clove, Costus, Belleric Myrobalan, Indian Valerian, Sodium Benzoate, and Citric Acid.
Ayurvedic formulas are also used in stress support supplements like Exhilarin.
3) Does Mind Plus Work?
Gotu Kola is a popular plant that has been used in China, India, and Indonesia for centuries. Among its healing properties, it has been known for its positive effects upon mental clarity. Extensive research is needed to prove Gotu Kola’s effectiveness.
Ashwagandha is an important herb used in Ayurvedic healing. It is mostly known for its restorative benefits, but medical research reviled it to be useful in improving learning, memory, reaction time, combating the effects of stress and reducing brain-cell degeneration
Indian Valerian is indigenous to India. Its main effect is that of a sedative. However, Indian valerian has many therapeutic effects also, thus its usage when dealing with delirium, epilepsy, and behavioral disorders. There is some scientific evidence that Indian Valerian can help with sleep disorders, other studies have shown that this plant can improve mood and the ability to concentrate.
Shatavari is an Ayurvedic herb used to regulate hormonal secretions, maintain and nourish the female reproductive organs. Its lack of side effects makes it the ideal treatment for female sexual problems due to its rejuvenating and restorative properties.
Indian Kudzu is a large perennial climber, distributed throughout India. In the Ayurvedic tradition, this plant is best known for its tonic effect, for dealing with headaches and as an aphrodisiac. Future studies must be made to determine its effectiveness in addressing alcohol hangovers.
4) Mind Plus: Pros and Cons
- There is a 30 day money back guarantee available (full refund on the purchase price);
- 100% natural herbal ingredients;
- The liquid form makes it an easy to swallow and a convenient choice for people who have troubles swallowing pills.
5) Mind Plus Product Warnings
- No side effects (however the ingredients taken separately may cause such side effects);
- The manufacturer does not mention if the herbal extracts are standardized (standardized extracts are usually used in clinical tests and are proven safe and effective);
- Small number of consumer reviews makes it impossible to validate the formula’s effectiveness.
6) Mind Plus Price
Mind Plus is currently being sold at an affordable price on the producer’s website and also by some online retailers. It’s currently being sold in the form of an eight-ounce fluid bottle, and the recommended dosage is two teaspoons twice a day.
7) How to Use Mind Plus
The manufacturer recommends taking 2 teaspoons twice a day. There are only a few consumer reviews which report effectiveness in alleviating stress. The small number however makes It difficult for us to generalize and draw a conclusion. No side effects are mentioned for Mind Plus.
8) Bottom Line – Does It Really Work?
Mind Plus is designed to help fight a number of stress related health and behavioral problems, such as memory and focus, patience and self esteem and generally agitated mind. The formula comprises more that 20 herbal ingredients, combined after ancient Ayurvedic principles and designed to synergistically deliver the beneficial effects of traditional herbal medicine.
While there are only a couple product reviews which do confirm the formula’s beneficial effects, we cannot be positive about Mind Plus being able to really help people and accomplish its purpose. We can however assume that the formula is going to work for some consumers. We advise those of you who decide to start using the formula to first consult a healthcare provider.